Page 43 - "Parade of Concern" for Sydney Steel
ISSUE : Issue 58
Published by Ronald Caplan on 1991/8/1
And, as the thing developed and worked: Let's demonstrate, from a community point of view, the importance of trying to save this industry. So we didn't just start out immediately to put on a Parade of Concern. That sort of developed. We put pressure on to do something to save our industry. That started immediately. (Any resistance in the Cape Breton commu? nity to this?) None whatever. None whatev? er. There are people said, "You can't do it"--time of the year, you know. We were afraid, too. Because coming into November, in late November, in Cape Breton, you can run into some very bad weather. But we gambled--we had no choice, anyway. (Okay, so how did you organize? What did you do?) We contacted everybody we could contact, through organizations. Whether they were unions, service clubs, political organizations, church groups. And we tried to get to the leaders. And from their leaders, to bring it down into--all polit? ical parties, all unions. Service clubs, everything. We would ask, let's say the Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club of Syd? ney, "Let's see what you would do." And each group would take over some of the re? sponsibility of making sure they got as many people to participate as possible. The U.M.W.--all of the unions. Church groups were very active in it, all over the island. And we made sure that the bishops--the Anglican bishop had to come in, and our (Catholic) bishop had to come in. The head of the United Church for the Mari? time Conference. So we had all of the lead? ers on our side, right early in the game. And that, of course, was funnelled down through the churches. The same with the un? ions, right down through the locals.... Year 'Round Christmas Shop Maritime and Canadian Handcrafts and Souvenirs Folk Art and Country Gifts Quality Brass and Imported Gifts Kitchen and Bath Shop 15 PRINCE STREET SYDNEY BIP 5J4 539-7338 . OPEN EVERY DAY: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Country • Bluegrass • Rock • Folk Fiddle and Newfoundland Music Largest Atlantic Region Music selection in Eastern Canada. Tap your toe to Cape Breton & Newfoundland Fiddle, Accordion & Folk Music, & "Down East" Presentations. Write or ask for our list of Newfoundland & Maritime Music. ~ Available by Mail Order ~ 2 miles south of CHETICAMP, on the Cabot Trail P.O.Box 516, Cheticamp, NS BOE 1 HO • Ph: (902)224-3782 G.ea'*'?'' Bates'. ' 181 Charlotte St 539-4800 ' Monday-Friday 8:30 pm., J. A. Young & Son Maritime Marlin Travel ,.M?lVete' ??Met OR TOLL FREE 1-800-565-1538 ' Mayflower Mall 564-0600 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
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